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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 31-Aug-2019, 09:13 PM (092) Thread Starter
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Best tires for road I’ve found so far

I’ve tried all
companies and types of
Tires, the best I’ve found are the Road pilot 5s by Michelin. I ride over a hundred miles a day on my GS and I’m just over 7,000 miles with these tires and about ready to buy a new set. All others like Dunlop, Metzler, etc I’ve gotten just over 3,000 miles out of them before rear tire is completely bald. If anyone has had any experiences with other tires, getting more miles, on road, please share.
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Road Pilots !

Thats 2 thumbs up for the road pilots. I am on my 3 set of road pilot 4 gt. Long lasting, great in the rain and reasonably quiet. Rears last ~ 15,000km, fronts at least 20. I am not interested in any offroad shenanigans, 2 up touring on our 2015 gs.
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"Best" is subjective. "Best" how?

Mileage
Handling on/off pavement or wet/dry conditions.
Breaking
Price
Road noise or lack there of

If it strictly mileage there are better "best" options. A $90 car tire on the rear will last 20,000+ miles.
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For me it's all about the dry grip. I haven't found a better tire than the Dunlop Roadsmart 3. When I do dirt I'll put 50/50 tires on it.

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Iíve tried all
companies and types of
Tires, the best Iíve found are the Road pilot 5s by Michelin. I ride over a hundred miles a day on my GS and Iím just over 7,000 miles with these tires and about ready to buy a new set. All others like Dunlop, Metzler, etc Iíve gotten just over 3,000 miles out of them before rear tire is completely bald. If anyone has had any experiences with other tires, getting more miles, on road, please share.
Could this have something to do with your on road driving style. When you purchase tires do you check for the mfg. date stamped on the tire?

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Iíve tried all
companies and types of
Tires, the best Iíve found are the Road pilot 5s by Michelin. I ride over a hundred miles a day on my GS and Iím just over 7,000 miles with these tires and about ready to buy a new set. All others like Dunlop, Metzler, etc Iíve gotten just over 3,000 miles out of them before rear tire is completely bald. If anyone has had any experiences with other tires, getting more miles, on road, please share.
Could this have something to do with your on road driving style? When you purchase tires do you check for the mfg. date stamped on the tire?

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Continental Road Attack 3s

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Iíve tried all
companies and types of
Tires, the best Iíve found are the Road pilot 5s by Michelin. I ride over a hundred miles a day on my GS and Iím just over 7,000 miles with these tires and about ready to buy a new set. All others like Dunlop, Metzler, etc Iíve gotten just over 3,000 miles out of them before rear tire is completely bald. If anyone has had any experiences with other tires, getting more miles, on road, please share.
I have a 2014 R1200GS with 78,000+ (s)miles and have been very happy with Conti Trail Attack II (2 sets over 20,000 miles each) and currently have Conti Trail Attack III. The III's were installed in May 2019 for a trip from Phoenix to Austin, Texas. From Austin rode to Sacramento, California. For my riding needs the Conti's are incredible. The Conti's are a dual compound zero degree radial and have good warm up characteristics, very stable on diagonal pavement transitions, good wet grip and decent on maintained dual tracks. The rear tire pictured below has about 15,000 miles.
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Tourance. had 3 sets >9k miles. Handles very well on road and in wet. Road 5s better though, but less mileage
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-Sep-2019, 10:27 AM (644)
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an interesting question. I too was looking for it
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